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Sep 16, 2012 8:00am PDT
the long-term. despite the bumpy path and the disturbing images, it's in the united states fundamental interest that people have the ability to choose their own governments, that the governments be democratic and free. that's in our long-term best interest. we need to reinforce that. >> we are in the middle of a heated presidential campaign. there are different foreign policy visions. that's why we wanted to dedicate the hour today to understand these different views. mitt romney spoke out this week, criticizing the administration, talking about whether the united states was apologizing for some of the initial response to this. these were his comments this week. >> the administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. i think it's a terrible course for america to stand in apology for our values. >> our embassies did not stand up for free speech in this initial response to this violence. and the republican charge is that it's weakness on the part of this administration that invites this kin
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
on the same stage with the president of the united states and people can make a direct comparison about them and their visions for the future. and wednesday night is the restart of this campaign and i think you'll see the numbers start to move right back in the other direction. >> how do you restart a campaign, governor, at that last moment where you can reach tens of millions of people? why isn't it too late to believe that after you announce your running mate, after you have your own convention, that you can restart with the presidential debates? >> absolutely. you'll have tens of millions of people for the very first time, david, really tuning in and paying attention to this race. and also for the first time you're going to have them be able to make a direct side-by-side comparison. remember, at the end of the day, campaigns are about the candidates. and they're going to be able to see the two candidates next to each other, debating each other, and governor romney i know will do a great job on wednesday night laying out his vision for america's future and making the contrast between he an
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Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm PDT
to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> trust me when i tell you there was not a dry eye in the house after that moment. and by way of introducing my friends here in the booth with us, as you see gabby giffords and her astronaut husband watching on, you know, savannah guthrie is here, david gregory, chuck todd. savannah, as a fellow arizonan, something who knows something of the recovery process for this member of congress, you and i were there in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. the word herculean keeps coming up. >> when you see her walk out there, it was a labored walk but there she is. when you think about what she went through, being shot point blank in the head, it's amazing. from what my impression is of her recovery, to be able to say the pledge of allegiance from memory was an incredible feat of strength. as you mentioned, there really wasn't a dry eye in this room. >> your expectations for this evening? you and i were talking during "nightly news" about th
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Sep 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
two oil producing state in the united states. they just announced they have 42 times, not 42%, natural gas in ohio as they thought they did a year ago. i mean, just the drive of the energy sector under a romney administration generates in royalties, in taxes on new jobs and taxes on profits a major step towards the balanced budget. now you've got to control spending. paul ryan would be about as good a vice president as you could get if you wanted to have somebody. i mean, he will know more about the budget than the director of the budget. >> quick comment, and then i've got to go to a break. >> i'm all for exploiting our natural gas. it's incredible bounty. but if we don't do it as a bridge to a cleaner energy future we're going to burn up, choke up, heat up, smoke up and melt up this planet. far faster than even al gore predicts. >> all right. we're going to take a break here. i want to come back and talk a little bit about a big issue as we go into the democratic convention. gender politics. it was certainly big for the republicans. it will be big for the democrats as well. our polit
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Sep 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to be spontaneous. today, the libyan government which has close relationships with the united states. apologized. and there was a pro-american demonstration in benghazi, but elsewhere in the region there were anti-american protests. in tunisia, in gaza, the protests continued in front of the u.s. embassy. friday. this is the dark side, brian, of the arab spring movement which empowered many looking for democracy, but also unleashed a great many radicals without the strongmen keeping them in check. there could be more incidents like this in the days, months and years to come. >> all right, richard engel starting off our coverage, now the response to the crisis, taking place on several fronts. we'll get to the political part of it. first, with us our chief foreign correspondent, andrea mitchell, with more on the response and much more on the dedicated american diplomat, who again has been killed on the job. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, the president consoled the grieving, saying that no act would shake the resolve on a great nation. barack obama vowed to bring the killers to ju
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Sep 21, 2012 11:00am PDT
-order just the first day. hundreds of thousands in just a few hours across the united states. people excited by the bigger screen, the faster chip and most importantly the faster lte connection. faster probably than your home internet connection. one thing to keep in mind is depending on your carrier, you may have a different experience with your iphone 5. verizon, for instance, has lte coverage throughout the bay area. sprint has absolutely none and you cannot take advantage of the super fast connection. at&t's is spotty. most of the cities are covered, but just a block or two that way, no lte. reporting live, scott mcgrew, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, scott. steve wozniak got his iphone down under in brisbane, australia. he was seventh in line. woz made it a tradition to stand in line for each iphone release. it is being launched in japan and canada and germany and australia and the united states. >> a lot of people waited in line for that. that is remarkable. >>> last day of summer for us. let's check in with rob mayeda. >> it is a great day. look at that nice shot as you see as the v
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Sep 23, 2012 3:30pm PDT
with the incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: romney will jump-start the pace of his campaign this week. after his stop in colorado, romney and his running mate paul ryan launch a three-day bus tour tomorrow. in the battle ground of ohio, the president holds a five-point advantage. >> you guys sound like you're fired up already. >> obama is still trying to capitalize on romney's comments from an unwanted video. many republicans believe romney needs to sharpen his tone. >> i want to see fire in the belly. >> reporter: democrats are already trying to fire up their base, challenging romney on his tax planning. >> he hasn't been straight. >> reporter: with several states allowing early votings, michelle obama called the right to vote the nation's most important civil rights issue. >> this is the sit in of our day, sitting in a phone bank, sitting in your living room calling your friends, neighbors, that nephew you haven't seen in a while. >> reporter: publicly both campaigns have been trying to lower expectations, even complimenting their opponents debating skills. the first debat
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Sep 24, 2012 4:00am PDT
of the united states. >> reporter: julian moore earned best actress in a miniseries or movie for "game change." >> i feel so validated because sarah palin gave me a big thumbs down. >> reporter: "game change" won best series or min stay steer reese. "hadfields & mccoys"' kevin costner won best actor. make it ten years in a row for jon stewart and company. even if stephen colbert and jimmy fallon did all they could to keep him from accepting. >>> in seattle, a group of good samaritans helps capture a suspected jewelry store robber. authorities say a doorman from a nearby hotel who chased and tackled the masked gunman was shot in the arm during the incident. a group of bystanders came to his aid and piled on to the suspect until police arrived. the doorman was in stable condition at an area hospital. >>> in massachusetts, a sea turtle was returned to the wild. the seven-foot-long 655-pound leather neck turtle was found stranded near cape cod on thursday. marine biologists treated the creature for injuries and dehydration before setting it free on sunday. >>> in wisconsin, what do you get when m
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Sep 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
, and may god continue to bless the united states of america. thank you. >> secretary of state hillary clinton speaking in the treaty room at the state department using very direct and solemn words to talk about the loss of four americans in these attacks at the consulate in benghazi, libya, saying that it's an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world, and as we wring back bring back in andl she asked the question that she said others would be asking, how could this help in a country we helped to liberate and a city we helped to save, andrea? >> reporter: that's the profound question, and she said she asked that question of herself, the question that others are asking. that's the question americans will be asking, the question that members of congress are going to be asking when we talk about all of the billions of dollars that we have spent. the american lives, not in rescuing libya but now four american lives lost after libya was supposedly on its way back. her other point, a very important point, was to say that this violates the conscience of
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Sep 10, 2012 3:00am PDT
of the united states. it made us proud as americans to know that those prejudices that we've had in the past are falling away. >> beyond some of the more personal areas, we sat down at campaign headquarters the next morning for more detailed discussion about where governor romney stands on the key issues of the campaign. so governor, we talked last night about jobs and the economy and also the debt. i want to begin there. you've called the debt and our deficit a moral crisis and yet in addition to extending the bush tax cuts you want to cut tax rates an additional 20%. you've rejected a 10-1 spending ratio when it comes to spending to increasing taxes. and yet you want to balance the budget. the math simply doesn't add up, does it? >> actually it does. five different economic studies including one at harvard, princeton, aei and a couple at the "wall street journal" all show that if we bring down our o top rates and go across the board, bring down rates for everyone in america, but also limit deductions and exemptions for people at the high end, you can keep the progressivity in the code, rem
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Sep 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
to protest outside the united states embassy. once again, this is in cairo. earlier there, there was a peaceful glepeace ful demonstration. let's bring in stephanie trong who joins us with more. >> reporter: one expert says it doesn't matter what sets off these attacks, be it a koran burning or a controversial video, that there is so much hostility towards the u.s. in the middle east that anything can spark the violence. the other expert saying it's the reaction from the leaders in egypt that's truly troubling. >> terrorist groups operating in a country where there's no control. islamists who might use libya as a base for terrorist operations. >> reporter: allen winer says it refeels libya as a failed state. he says an even bigger worry is what was said outside of benghazi, the egyptian government's demands. >> by calling on the united states to condemn americans who have engaged in hateful speech towards muslims and it reflects widespread unrest and skepticism and hostility towards the united states. >> reporter: senior fellow thomas henrikson says now the u.s. may be war
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Sep 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
way, the good people of san antonio willing to the united states congress! my family's story isn't special. what's special is the america that makes our story possible. ours is a nation like no other, a place where great journeys can be made in a single generation, no matter who you are or where you come from, the path is always forward. america didn't become the land of opportunity by accident. my grandmother's generation and generations before her, always saw beyond the more horizons or lives and circumstances. they believe opportunity created to day would lead to prosperity tomorrow. that's the country they envisioned and that's the country they helped build. the roads and bridges they built, the schools and universities they created, the rights they fought for and won, these opened the doors to a decent job, a secure retirement, the chance for your children to do better than you did, and that's the middle-class, the engine of our economic growth. with hard work everybody ought to be able to get there. and with hard work, everybody ought to be able to stay there. and go beyon
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Sep 16, 2012 6:00am PDT
and leadership throughout the middle east that is morphing into this rage against the united states. so i think it is here. .i think from a political point of view, i think this is an area of strength for president obama that they thought could be put away as there was more of a focus on the economy. now, this question of american policy, accusations of american weakness in the middle east, all of those things are in play. and here comes those presidential debates to hash all that out. >> and governor romney has challenged the president's leadership in the middle east after the libya attack, trying to po will i ticipoliticize it. has it gone beyond the debate? >> well, we don't know yet. the reality is that president obama would be perhaps more of the defensive if it were not for governor romney getting so many criticisms for his statements this week criticizing the president even before the facts were not known and in the immediate wake of argue ambassador in libya. >> the republicans are not backing up. some have drawn parallels in the iranian hostage crisis under jimmy carter. is that a fair
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Sep 19, 2012 6:00am PDT
over the united states. i think that's why the nine the circusicircuit is taking a clos at this. i think they're going to come down on the side of law enforcement. saying it's a vital tool. and what the aclu points to is, you know, do we really want all of this government data store on innocent citizens. at this point, there has been no mischief associated with that. the court is going to look at that later if there is governmental intrusion into dna database. it's a fascinating issue. it may be deeb sided by the united states supreme court as more states gather dna evidence in this fashion. >> all right. we'll see where it goes from here. thanks. always good to see you. >> it is 6:16 now. it is the world's hottest new gadget. the reviews of that new iphone 5 are starting to roll in. they have that phone now. sounds like a big thumb's up. >> that's right. david poe at the times, over at the journal, they're both impressed. by how light and thin the phone is and how darn fast it is. the connection. one review guessing the lte connection on the new iphone ten times faster than old ph
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Sep 10, 2012 12:00am PDT
, not credible as president of the united states. he's too greedy and too disconnected from concerns of the average american. the romney campaign are also running an intensely negative campaign, not based so much on obama's personal characteristics, his values or the idea that he's somehow in some sort of fundamental way corrupt. whereas the obama people are calling romney a charlatan, suggesting he might be a felon because of the -- how he's handled the bane issue, as stephanie cutter did. that's aimed at tearing him down personally. but i don't have any sympathy for romney, that's what he did. the republicans did that. chris: you keep count in the campaign of what romney said every day. do they feel they lost the edge they had coming out of tampa? >> the oconventions were so close together. they had been telegraphing they expected a convention bounce and when they got to tampa, expectations were being tamped down. since the democrats followed so close on his heel. one reason they're so confident, the democrats, that is, is in part because they feel they've done a good job over the
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Sep 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> all 188 votes for the president and the next president of the united states, barack obama! >> in a surprise appearance, president obama joined clinton on stage. the president speaks tonight. vice president biden did a late-night walk-through while breakdown continues at bank of america stadium. his speech and all today's events moved inside amid the threat of severe weather dampening the democrats' final day. and we're still waiting to see what changes may happen here as a result of all of that, trying to now accommodate as many as they possibly can. thousands more people than this arena can hold. lynn? >> all right. tracie potts there for us in charlotte. tracie, thank you. >>> well, the secret service says it is investigating the reported theft of copies of mitt romney's income tax returns. and the tax documents were allegedly stolen from an accounting office in tennessee. an anonymous letter to romney's accountants asked for $1 million to prevent the tax records from being made public. the accounting company says there's no evidence that anything was taken. romney has r
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Sep 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the united states government had no involvement. >> reporter: experts say the administration must walk a fine line. >> it is a dangerous political dynamic on the ground that's fuelled by the fact that the arab spring has not quickly found a very clear direction. >> reporter: after initially taking hits for politicizing american deaths in libya, mitt romney softened his tone. >> well, this is politics. i'm not going to worry about the campaign. >> reporter: with romney trailing in polls on the question of foreign policy, running mate paul ryan continues to hammer the president. >> amid all these threats and dangers what we do not see is steady, consistent american leadership. >> reporter: today a close ally added more foreign policy pressure. in an interview to air on "meet the press" benjamin netanyahu the israeli prime minister insists mr. obama get tougher with iran over their nuclear program. >> iran is guided by a leadership with an unbelievable fanaticism. it is the same fanaticism you see stormg the ing the embassie today. do you want them to have nuclear weapons? >> reporter: with less
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Sep 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in the united states. >> it was introduced in 1999 and spread over a series of years through the bird population and got into the mosquitoes and the mosquitos bit people. >> reporter: the number of cases this year is sky rocketing. nearly 1,600 infections reported and 66 deaths, up 40% in one week. >> it is a late summer disease. the fact that we have so many cases this early and so widespread does not bode well. >> reporter: every state except alaska and hawaii has seen outbreaks and nearly 70% of the cases come from six states, the hardest hit, texas with nearly half of the infections. health officials are launching efforts to prevent the spread of the potentially dangerous disease. from the air to the ground people are on patrol distributing flyers with preventive information and symptoms which tend to be mild in 80% of the cases. in 20% fevers, headaches and body aches and most worrisome for people over 70 are with weakened immune systems. west nile virus is a known threat for animals. while there is a vaccine for horses there is no vaccine yet for human beings, but there are increased calls
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Sep 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> americans are faced with the highest prices we've ever seen for labor day weekend across much of the united states. >> reporter: look at los angeles. the average is now $4.16 a gallon. >> of course the motor home is going to be sitting home this weekend because it's going to be way too much money to fill it up. >> reporter: gasbuddy.com's heat map shows the least to most expensive states from green to red, 3.78 in massachusetts, $3.97 in new york. and $4.15 in both california and illinois, the highest in the country. in chicago nearly $4.34. >> i have to make changes with how i buy food, how i do my bills. >> reporter: this is interesting. aaa calculates that if you're driving from atlanta to kansas city in a 2008 toyota van, you'll pay about $190 in fuel. same vehicle from new york to chicago, about $200. from spokane to palm springs about $358 in fuel. the good news, gas prices aren't expected to stay this high. as refineries start switching to a less expensive winter blend, their inventories will come back up. gas prices, it's hoped, will start to go back down. >> between thanksgiving an
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Sep 20, 2012 4:00am PDT
at the muslim reaction to an anti-islamist made in the united states. while reiterating france's protection of a freedom of speech, the foreign minister accused the magazine of pouring, "oil on the fire." >>> and now, here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in texas, split-second heroism by a police officer saved a woman after an alleged drunk driver plowed his car into a patrol car! the officer had stopped to help the woman when the speeding van crashed, sending the wreckage of the police car straight at the pair. both are recovering. >>> in florida, a school bus camera captured a violent confrontation. police say a mom went after a 17-year-old boy who had allegedly been in a fight with her son the day before. investigators say the mom chased the teenager onto the bus and then started pulling on his hair. she's charged with child abuse. >>> finally in kentucky, you can call this devotion. a mad dash by university of kentucky basketball fans who waited all night and then raced to find a place to camp out for three more days in hopes of landing tickets to the
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Sep 20, 2012 5:30pm PDT
thing to blame. wildfires throughout the western united states this summer created a lingering haze this shows fires burning in idaho, montana, elsewhere in the west. they're causing air quality alerts in many areas. >> so tell me a little bit about how you're feeling. >> with the season, my allergies they're pretty bad. >> they tell me they're wanting to breathe again, can't wait until winter. >> reporter: the shots can help, but doctors say they're not always the best options, but those who don't want to take medication, there are other ways. shower and wash your hair before bedtime, clean your eyeglasses frequently windows closed in the house and in the car and keep pets clean. groom or bathe them frequently so they don't track pollen inside the house. doctors say relief from the allergies and all the symptoms will come when the first frost hits, when the weeds settle down, and dampen the pollen, as a matter of fact the smoke that is in the air. but the real concern is if the cold snap doesn't come soon and we have a warm winter, or that could be delayed. and just this afternoon,
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Sep 21, 2012 5:30pm PDT
a third of a percent to the total gdp of the united states. sales are brisk, it is a hot item. but there is a problem or two. our report tonight from nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: unchecked, unbridled joy, the iphone 5 is finally in hand, at least it is for those willing to wait in line. apple is calling it the thinnest, lightest, fastest yet. demand is soaring. >> yeah, i already got a missed call on that thing. >> reporter: in 2007, when the late steve jobs launched the original iphone, a million sold in three months. this latest version may sell ten million in the next ten days. in new york, we noticed a majority of customers waiting in line were chinese, carrying lots of cash. many of these iphones will be re-sold at higher prices in china, where sales are tightly controlled. >> i have a blackberry, an old one, which is a bit like showing up at your kid's homecoming dance and doing the twist. it is what apple has done so well, leaving the competition in the dust. but there is one korean company leaving them in the dust. >> reporter: samsung takes aim at the iphone 5 i
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Sep 24, 2012 12:00am PDT
the eastern end of the united states. so they ran an ad with a guy with a saw sawing off the eastern edge of the continent. they have thought 47%, let's cut off that part. >> the republicans are heading for the purification ritual complete with human sacrifices. chris: is romney the sacrifice? >> there was a grit bit of clint eastwood has created an imaginary president who is a radical muslim socialist. now mitt romney has created an imaginary electorate. chris: you wrote about it. >> where 47% are moochers. this is a part that has lost touch with reality. i think that the interesting question going back to what bob was saying before is what happened if romney loses. obama is going to be in a position to make a deal. he is going to be in the second term. he is playing for history. >> one of the biggest problems is that it does not look like there will be enough of that decisive victory to give either side a real upper hand. you will see more of this gridlock confrontation. what could change that if there is enough public pressure that it can't go on yet for another term. if there is some
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Sep 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
from the teachers union itself. we have a very unusual situation in this united states, it relates not just to the teachers unions, but more broadly. but people are able to give -- in the case of the democratic party. i don't mean to be terribly partisan, but i kind of am, in case of the democratic party, the largest contributors to the democratic party are the teachers unions, the federal teachers unions. it's an extraordinary conflict of interest and it's a problem and should be addressed. allowing teachers to strike on matters such as their compensation, i think is a right that exists in this country. but i do believe we have to have a recognition of the person sitting across the table is representing the public and the students, not the teachers union. >> another issue that came out of chicago, governor, in your view, what portion of a teachers' salary should be determined by test scores? >> i don't know that there's a fixed percentage, but i do believe that there should be some connection between the capacity of the teacher to move students grade level to grade level and their
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Sep 30, 2012 3:30pm PDT
. this is europe's fourth win in the last seven matches. its largest singles win in the united states. an amazing performance by europe, which retains the cup. if you missed any of today's action, you can get caught up today on golf channel. sunday night football is next. giants and eagles. football night in america live from philadelphia at 7:00 eastern time. so long from medinah, amazing comeback by europe. - [ background chatter ] - ♪ [ harp notes ] - i see a little silhouetto of a man. - scaramouche. scaramouche. will you do the fandango? oh. thunderbolt and lightning-- very, very frightening me. - galileo. - galileo. - galileo? - figaro. easy come, easy go. will you let me go? - bismillah, no. - [ together ] we will not let you go. - let me go. - we will not let you go! [ high operatic voice ] ♪ let me go ♪ [ rock ] . >>> on this sunday night, from afghanistan, at the brink. another u.s. service member killed by the afghan forces they're training, as we begin our special coverage of a region in turmoil. tonight richard engel with the latest from afghanistan. >>> plus we're on patrol wi
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Sep 17, 2012 7:00am PDT
, or is this something much deeper, a long simmering distrust of the united states? >> it's all the above. it's much long-simmering resentment of the united states. it has some legitimate reasons, but it's essentially a pretext, and it is not really about religion. it's about politics and world power. it's about what's taking place in these countries that are going through a tremendous complex, painful transition. take egypt, for instance, extremists and islamists with different interpretations of islam competing with the mainstream islamist group in egypt which is the muslim brotherhood. >> right. >> they whipped up frenzy against the movie initially, and then the president, who is very cynical, was looking to protect his flanks so he called for more demonstrations instead of containing the demonstrations or condemning them so what you have is a competition in egypt as to who is going to shape the future of egypt, and using this movie as a pretext. >> which raised the question. is this about the united states really at all, or is this about uncertainty in these people's own futures and their religious l
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
from iran's president today at the united nations. the united states and israel boycotted the speech from mahmoud ahmadinejad. he said iran is not afraid of strikes against his country's nuclear facilities, they can neutralize such attacks, he accused israel and the west of nuclear intimidation. >> translator: continued threats by the uncivilized zionist to resort on military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> david cameron said pressure to stop iran's program should come from the united nations. benjamin netanyahu will address the united nations tomorrow. >> decision 2012. as the theory goes you can't get to the oval office without ohio. today it appears mitt romney is losing ground in ohio, the latest polls are not encouraging for romney. here is steve handelsman. >> reporter: he's wrapping up his bus tour of ohio a blue collar state that must win for mitt romney. >> there is dignity and honor and meaning in good hard work. >> reporter: despite romney's work here, many visits, ohio may be moving out of reach. even with the help today of oh
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Sep 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
children. the attack came a day after the united states said it was designating the haqqani network, blamed for a number of high-profile attacks on western and afghan targets in kabul, a terrorist organization. >>> illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. is back in washington, d.c., after being treated at the mayo clinic in arizona. jackson is spending the weekend resting at home with his wife and children. the 47-year-old began medical leave in early june. he is likely to be back at work on monday when congress returns from its summer recess. >>> and lots of kids get their hair cut so they look really good when they go back to school. however, in china, four brothers who are quadruplets had their hair cut so that their teachers could identify them. so, the kids now sport the numbers one through four on the top of their heads, corresponding to the order of their birth back in 2006. i don't know about that one, you guys. looks a little bit unfortunate. i don't know. what do you think? >> well, a tattoo would be permanent. >> well, there's only one way to find out. what do you say? come on, gu
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Sep 13, 2012 6:00am PDT
-islam film produced right here in the united states. now, the independent film seen initially by just a handful of people has now caused what you can see is a major international crisis. with very violent protests going on in cairo, egypt, as well as a deadly attack on the u.s. embassy in ben gaghazi, libya, to the death of four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. right now we will take you live to cairo to look at what is happening in the streets. you can see chaos there. protesters demonstrating around the embassy. they have actually attacked the embassy, throwing rocks. the police there trying to enforce some type of security, throwing rocks and tear gas back at the protesters, trying to keep them down. again, a lot of unrest as this unfolds. a very fluid situation and mayhem in the streets. we will keep you posted as more information comes in, but not good at all. >>> at the center of this unfolding international crisis, a small independent movie, as jon mentioned, initially only screened for a handful of people in a small southern california theater and then posted onl
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
study released its latest data on home prices in the united states. it's honestly such a short time ago, we are still krumpcrunchin numbers but we will tell you about where san francisco stands in just a minute. >>> meanwhile, demand for housing this san francisco is so high, some people would be willing to live in an apartment as small as 220 square feet. pool table is 25 square feet so nine pool tables big. christie smith is live in the city. the board of supervisors will decide today whether to allow that? >> reporter: we were doing some calculations in the truck in between hits and this is about the size of a very large rv or maybe nine or ten pool tables. about 300 square feet for one of the larger units. this is the cubix building south of market and we have youtube video of the features inside these tiny condos. today the board of supervisors will consider changing the city code to make them even smaller, about 220 square feet would be possible for one of these units. now, there had been some protests in san francisco before with people saying it will drive families away and scho
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Sep 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, at least initially, because the united states will be very wary of libya. they'll be very wary of the fact are they being told one thing by the government that wants to cozy up, wants american money. yet on the other hand are they encouraging elements, or at least giving them a certain tolerance to operate. we've seen that happen in egypt where the government will say one thing in english to us and another thing in arabic to its followers and other people in the world. one of the things to look for, do they really round up these people? are they tried? are they brought to justice? if that doesn't happen, that's a pretty good sign that the government is either complicit or doesn't want to be bothered very much. >> reporter: and henrichson warns that the u.s. cannot afford to leave this alone or lose any focus or sight of this, especially as we get deeper into our presidential election season. losing focus, again. coming up tonight at 6:00 on nbc bay area, we hear from an expert also here at stanford university who warns that the things that american leaders need to pay most attention to act
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Sep 17, 2012 5:00pm PDT
cause of death among hispanics in the united states. and it's the latest sign cancer is beginning to displace heart disease as the nation's top cause of death. one reason for the higher rate is that the hispanic population in the u.s. as a whole is younger than other ethnic groups, and cancer tends to kill people at a younger age than heart disease. but as nbc bay area's marianne favro shows us, other bay areas may be putting some hispanic at higher risk of getting cancer. >> reporter: the barriers are both cultural and socio-economic. but thanks to one program reaching out to the south bay hispanic community, those roadblocks are starting to be removed. damiana flores is a health educator to interest community outreach latinos contra cancer in san jose. she has made it her mission to spread the word about the importance of breast cancer screening, a quest that is very personal because of her own battle with breast cancer 12 years ago. she says her diagnosis stunned her so much, she didn't tell anyone for four days. a new report shows cancer is now the leading killer of hispanics
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Sep 22, 2012 3:30pm PDT
produced in the united states. police used tear gas and batons. of the protesters represented 12 different islamic groups. dozens were arrested and more than 2,000 people marched yesterday to protest the film. some burned a makeshift coffin draped with an american flag and an he of aaeffigy of president obama. >>> last week chris stevens was killed. he grew up in the east bay and his mother and stepfather just returned from washington, d.c. nbc bay area's jody hernandez sat down with the couple for their first on-camera interview, a story you'll only see on nbc bay area. >> wherever we were with him, and we visited him in morocco, saudi, tunisia, he was as at home as if he were in piedmont. >> reporter: chris stevens' mother and stepfather said that's what settle their son apart. they just of returned from washington where they retrieved the remains of their son, the u.s. a.m. bass dor who was killed in benghazi last week. >> he wasn't the kind of diplomat to sit in the office and attend receptions and just be a formal person. he was a man of the people. >> i'm perfectly aware there was da
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Sep 22, 2012 4:00pm PDT
't need a turnaround. we have a campaign tied to the incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: friday he released his 2011 tax return. the campaign admitted romney did not claim nearly $2 million in deductions which he was entitled to which tax experts say could have lowered his rate to less than 10%. the romney campaign said it allowed him to fulfill a pledge that he'd never paid less than 13% in the last ten years. the romneys donated more than $4 million to charity but deducted only a portion of that ensuring the 14% tax rate. now the focus shifts to october 3rd, the first of three presidential debates. ahead of the first debate paul ryan and mitt romney are hitting the road through ohio, a state they hope to win but a state where they are trailing the president at the moment. >> ron mott on the trail for us tonight in orlando. ron, thanks. we want to bring in cnbc's chief washington correspondent john harwood. john, good evening. you heard mitt romney say he doesn't need a turnaround in the campaign. but aren't people suggesting that even in his party? >> reporter: absolut
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Aug 31, 2012 6:00pm PDT
or younger that were brought to the united states illegally as children and are approved for two-year work permits and protection from deportation. >>> still ahead, here to the surprise guest overshadow the main event? >> i'm not getting shut out, it's my turn. >> it's the speech that may have stolen the show at the republican convention. clint eastwood talking to an imaginary president obama. what viewers missed instead. >>> coming up, one-on-one with a firefighter that helped save his buddy's life. >>> and one little art project is catching a lot of people's eye on the golden gate bridge. have you heard of the new dialing procedure for the 408 and 669 area codes? no, what is it? starting october 20, 2012, if you have a 408 or 669 number, you'll need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number for all calls. o.k., but what if i have an 408 number and i'm calling a 408 number? you'll still need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number. so when in doubt, dial it out! >>> a san jose firefighter remains in a medically induced coma tonight. firefighter frank ryan suffered a he
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Sep 23, 2012 11:00pm PDT
country and selling it to outdoor adventure types in the united states. >>> coming up, it was a frightening dilemma. dozens of prisoners chained to a burning bus and the deputies forced to make a blind rescue. >>> a new report shows by the year 2030, nearly half of all americans will be obese. coming up, i will take a closer look at the economic impact and the impact on your health. >>> an under cover drug bust. an elementary school principal behind bars. >>> we're continuing to follow a story out of santa clara involving an elementary school principal and drug charges. eric lewis was arrested after reportedly trying to sell drugs to an undercover police officer. nbc bay area's arturo santiago is at the school with the latest for us. >> reporter: someone tipped off police that the principal here at the elementary school was in to drugs. a sting operation was set up in which an under cover officer made contact with lewis through a gay dating website. they set up a meeting and it was at that meeting that principal lewis was arrested. principal eric lewis was arrested on
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Sep 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
of the united states. >> reporter: just look at los angeles. the average is now $4.16 a gallon. >> of course. the motor home's going to be sitting home this weekend just because, you know, it's way too much money to fill it up. >> reporter: gadbuddy.com shows the heat map shows the least expensive states at the pump. $3.51 in colorado to $3.78 in massachusetts, $3.97 in new york and $4.15 in illinois and california, the highest in the country. chicago, they're near $4.34. >> i have to make changes with how i buy food, how i do my bills. >> reporter: this is interesting. aaa calculates that if you're driving from atlanta to kansas city in a 2008 toyota van you'll pay about $190 in fuel. same vehicle driving from new york to chicago, you'll pay about $200. driving from spokane to palm springs, about $358 in fuel. the good news, gas prices aren't expected to stay this high. as refineries start switching to a less expensive winter blend, their inventories will start to come back up, gas prices, it's hoped, will start to go back down. >> between thanksgiving and christmas, the national average ma
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Sep 12, 2012 5:00am PDT
was a courageous and exemplary representative of the united states. throughout the libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the libyan people. his legacy will endure. i am profoundly grateful for his service to my administration and deeply saddened by his loss. a gunman attacking the consul yesterday. they were angry over a u.s. film ridiculing the prophet muhammad. three staff members were killed in the attack. this is video from outside that embassy this morning. there is concern that violence may spread to over countries. >>> your bank wants you to pick up your phone. the biggest institutions are now making sure you can do your banking from anywhere. for more on that and the rest of your news, we turn to cnbc. >> good morning to you. let's look at the market. futures are higher after the dow closed at level the not seen since september 2007. investors are more optimistic the fed may announce a new program. the fed may announce it today. stocks getting a boost from europe as germany's highest court ruled it's constitutional for the country to continue funding the eu's bailout fund.
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Sep 14, 2012 7:00am PDT
for an internet movie made in the united states that washington has publicly and repeatedly denounced. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> the protesters aren't listensening to that. authorities in cairo are erecting new walls around the embassy to prevent mobs from getting close. evidence in concrete of the growing divide between washington, cairo and beyond. there have been demonstrations against the offensive video in 11 countries so far. half of them in places where washington supported arab spring uprisings that toppled strong men who have formerly been u.s. allies. the arab spring has taken a dark turn. in yemen on thursday, protesters managed to break into the parking lot of the embassy destroying vehicles, smashing windows, even using a forklift to do more damage. no embassy staff was hurt. entering this volatile region now, the pope leaving rome today for a previously scheduled visit to lebanon. so far, there hasn't been any violence there. but today is friday, the muslim holy day of pr
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Sep 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
. that's his job. no one will do that. he's the nominee, president of the united states, he'll lay out the vision for the next four years. i do think it's worth reminding people which i tried to do in my speech and others did, what was the state of the country inherited? we're not out of the woods but not the global recession, deepest since the great recession, an auto industry about to collapse, the auto industry out and thriving. we had new numbers out in august showing again sales are up. on that clear choice mitt romney said i think he should go bankrupt. the president said not on my watch. clear difference. if we had followed mitt romney's strategy we would have lost those manufacturing jobs and ohio would have a lower unemployment rate. >> the president was recently asked to grade himself on the economy, his answer was incomplete, something he has said time to time over his four-year term. the voters gave him four years and the four years are about up. is it sufficient to say it's incomplete. >> i think his reflection, i think would be a true statement, until the middle class fee
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Sep 23, 2012 8:00am PDT
to -- look, we are five weeks out. and we're in a dead heat against the president of the united states. and we have the message when it comes to the economy. that's who the american people trust to be able to provide jobs and get people back where they can be working and proud of what they're doing. >> what's the message? >> the message is a clear one. >> how to get people back to work. >> this is the pass here. the foundation and the philosophy of the two campaigns. one, a more dependent nation and the other towards a people that are self-reliant where they can be proud again of the work they do, the product they produce, and how they take care of their family. >>> we'll have more of this. look forward to the debates, how this debate w if we want to improve our schools... ...what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. and
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Sep 23, 2012 6:00am PDT
in the united states has led to a wave of protests in the muslim world and many deaths, as well. the bounty offer came a day after at least 20 protesters clashed with politics in pakistan. >>> back here, the pacific northwest is on alert today over what's is being called the largest fire event for years. wildfires in washington state is burning out of control and the raging flames are only part of the problem now. the smoke is so thick, the air is being compared to a volucani eruption. doesz of people have been taken to the hospital for treatment. many schools are closed. people are being warned to relocate, stay inside or wear masks. there's no relief in sight. >>> federal official officials are warning consumers not to eat trader joe's valencia creamy salted peanut butter. trader joe's has pulled the product from its store shelves nationwide and posted an advisory. peanut butter's i.d. number is 97111. jars should be returned to any trader joe's for a full refund. >>> and the guinness book of world records has announced a new milestone. that music milestone by a south korean rapper that's
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00am PDT
. that has more tweets than when the president of the united states came out in support of gay marriage which is one of the biggest hot topics of the past decade. it has more tweets than when beyonce, like the legendary beyonce, made her first tweet and even more tweets than when nasa tweeted out that we landed on the planet mars. >> wow. >> it's totally insane and going to be when we look back at the end of the year at one of the stories, that we're going to be like, wow, this was the story. >> a million tweets about it that night on "monday night football." >> it's insane. >> our last category is the it list, a couple of viral items. first up, this father. showing the pictures a little bit this morning. >> love this dad. this dad is so awesome. so, you know, we've been talking about more serious stuff and serious problems. the internet, it's all about the emotional connection you have with something, and these photos. how can you not like look at the photos and say this is so cute. like the pancakes this. dad is totally awesome. the cool thing about this is this is actually becoming a trend
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Sep 21, 2012 6:00am PDT
phone is also being launched in japan, the u.k., canada, france, germany and all across the united states, including new york city, where apple fans camped out overnight before finally being able to go in and get their phones. look at that guy, i got it, i got it. >> it's like he won the lottery. >> he did, marla. he did. for a lot of people it is, it's really a frenzy out there. we're of course going to continue to check in with scott as well locally. >>> 6:11. coming up, will a former school superintendent get to unload his luxury condo on south bay taxpayers? we'll tell you what the school district has decided just ahead. >> reporter: and do you have your viewing spot yet? thousands of people expected by the golden gate bridge today to try and see the space shuttle fly by. i'm christie smith. coming up, we'll talk about that, plus the warning the chp has for drivers. >>> and it's b.a.r.t.'s birthday. not simpson, but our good old rapid transit system. but the birthday gifts are going to you. how you can get a ticket to ride for free just ahead. >>> and giving you a live look. that's ju
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Sep 18, 2012 5:00am PDT
$699 where they will open this morning. apple is easily the most valuable company in the united states, selling millions of iphones. look at these headlines. cnbc wonders if there are too many iphones being sold too early. they say they are front loading the numbers. business insider says apple's best days are behind it and the new math app will stink, despite the fact it's not out yet. the iphone comes out friday. but tomorrow we expect all apple users will get access to the new mobile operating system. most notably is what goes away. no more google maps or apple youtube app but there are improvements and a new look for your iphone or ipad starting tomorrow. >> an apple a day, right? let's check with rob mayeda. >> the forecast still free. we've got temperatures in the 40s and 50s, lots of low clouds. lunchtime temperatures, it's still jacket weather even in our valleys. as we head towards 4:00, that's when you're close to 80 in livermore. not much change to thursday. friday still looks to be the warmest day of the week. cooling again this weekend. >>> looking over here, things are st
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Sep 15, 2012 5:00am PDT
ties with israel by now, could have cut off all intelligence cooperation with the united states. none of that has happened. it's important at a difficult time like this to bear in mind where things could have gone in a much more negative direction. it's been a terrible week for the united states, but i'm still hopeful about a lot of the arab spring. we've got to navigate some tough times right now, and syria remains a huge mess. but if you ask me how things are compared to how i would have guessed a year ago, probably better than i would have surmised. >> the u.s. still controls pursestrings in as much of the foreign aid to that part of the world. will that allow the u.s. to continue to exert some influence? >> absolutely. i think president morsi knows this in egypt. it's part of why he's sensitive to the fact that his initial reaction to this video. however understandable at a religious level is inappropriate at a political level, at a leadership level. i'd like to hope he would have figured this out on his own, but it's nice to have $1.5 billion worth of leverage on our side. >> chu
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